The month of December celebrate many joys.
December 11th, 1882 gave this world a great poet, Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiyaar, the multi-faceted bard through writing, editing, as journalist, teacher and reformist uplift the spirit whenever and wherever his works are recalled.
He was a pioneer of par excellence, setting remarkable precedent about many ideals for the betterment of humanity.
Bharathiyaar as early as during the first decade of the 20th century stood for equal rights for women. In 1905 he edited a woman’s magazine by the name of ‘Chakravarthini’, championing their rights and empowerment.
Bharathiyaar’s lucid lyrics are soothing; like the one here adoring mother nature as in moonlight and womanhood, ‘Mangiyathor Nilavinile’,
~ Dreamed in bleary moonlight ~ rendered by Devanarayanan:
mp3: Mangiyathor Nilavinile
The Anniversary of the declaration of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris is a notable day in December as well; it is a another December joy too for it bordering the birth anniversary of Subramaniya Bharathiyaar, a vigorous advocate of social justice for all.